A Callahan Carol

A Callahan Carol

by Emily March

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BN ID: 2940150467927
Publisher: Emily March Books
Publication date: 10/27/2014
Series: Brazos Bend , #4
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Sales rank: 58,102
File size: 368 KB

About the Author

Emily March is the New York Times, Publishers Weekly, and USA Today bestselling author of over thirty novels, including the critically acclaimed Eternity Springs series. Publishers Weekly calls March a "master of delightful banter," and her heartwarming, emotionally charged stories have been named to Best of the Year lists by Publishers Weekly, Library Journal, and Romance Writers of America. A graduate of Texas A&M University, Emily is an avid fan of Aggie sports and her recipe for jalapeño relish has made her a tailgating legend.

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A Callahan Carol 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 17 reviews.
RonnaL More than 1 year ago
Charles Dickens and Dr Souse have come to Emily March's Brazos Bend series.  This is a short story that connects her earlier works about the Callahan crew of Brazos Bend with her Eternity Springs series. Relating a Scrooge tale of her own, interspersed by some wisdom from Dr Souse, March cleverly tells us how the fourth brother returns to his family and hearts are softened. To tell any more, would give away the fun of reading this story, but it was a real joy to read during this Christmas season.  
DimplesDA More than 1 year ago
A perfect bridge between Brazos Bend and Eternity Springs! What a wonderful and gentle reminder to all of us to keep the faith at all times and to always be surrounded by family and those who love us best! Although I was sorry to read the last book of Brazos Bend--I am so excited to pick up with familiar friends and meet new ones in Eternity Springs. A heartwarming story not only for this time of year, but for always! Thank you once again, Emily March for always making your reader awaiting your titles!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Read Angel' Rest first, otherwise nothing gels. I wanted the ending to include John's family. I wanted more interaction between Branch and the grandkids. This could have been a whole story, but it just isn't .
hnhn More than 1 year ago
A Callahan Carol Short & Sweet, Emily March’s holiday novella “A Callahan Carol” is the perfect tie in from the Brazos Bend series to the Eternity Springs series. Already a curmudgeon, or so some would say, Branch Callahan has turned into a total Grinch. Over the past years, Branch and his sons have reconciled,, they’ve married, had children and, moved home, Grandchildren have brightened Branch’s life. Suddenly they get word that his youngest son John, who was kidnapped and believed to have been killed, may actually still be alive. But as time goes on, searches have turned up nothing and Branch has lost all his spirit. He hates Christmas now and wants nothing to do with the huge Wonderland Display that is a Brazos Bend and Callahan tradition. The family takes matters into their own hands, with disastrous results. They set up all the decorations and the Wonderland display, Branch comes home and sees what they have done. He begins to shout and finally knocks over the Christmas tree in the house, then collapses and ends up in the hospital. The family waits and the prognosis gets worse and worse. The Grandchildren decide to ask for a miracle, after all – it is the season. They decide the place to look for info on a miracle is online in an internet search… and find a place called Angel’s Rest, what could be more perfect. The family brings Branch home, he’s still in a coma, and they have been told to prepare to say their goodbyes. We switch to Branch’s perspective.. he is floating in limbo when a woman in white leathers on a White Goldwing shows up and off they go. They visit his past with the boys with their mother and the Wonderland, Branch grumbles something about reenacting the whole “A Christmas Carol” thing, she just laughs, and says nope they aren’t going to do the whole thing.. and suddenly he is back in the present. A surprise visitor shows up at the door, he hears that Branch is ill and charges into the convalescents room.. Everyone is shocked and Branch wakes to see who it is…. A fantastic read, thanks Emily for the holiday story.. a perfect end and a beginning….
Kris_Kringle More than 1 year ago
A short, yet complete story of the Callahan's Christmas.  John Gabriel Callahan finally comes home. I really enjoyed this short story.  And the link to Eternity Springs was a bonus!!  
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The Callahan family continues their story in A Callahan Carol. Since the boys were young in order to keep the Christmas spirit alive their father came up with an idea to bring Christmas to everyone in the community by decorating the outside of their house like a winter wonderland. This year was different though because he wanted to forget Christmas. He was missing his son John terribly and losing hope of ever seeing him alive again. Matt, Mark and Luke and their families all have no plans to skip Christmas and plan on decorating without their father's say so. Along with a very special Angel that comes to visit they are all hoping to fill the Callahan home and family with the much needed Christmas spirit. I found this short holiday novella fun and a very special add on to the series. I was given an ARC of this story in order to give an honest review. All conclusions are mine and mine alone. Lori P
Mike101 More than 1 year ago
I loved this book! The story was so touching, and even though I have followed Emily March's Eternity Springs since the very beginning, I hadn't realized that this book was the precursor of that series. And while I rarely go back and reread a book. I am going to start the series again.
Annie97 More than 1 year ago
great story, fast moving, exciting, hard to put down.
pradagirl More than 1 year ago
With Christmas right around the corner, it was a double delight to read this novella that connects Brazos Bend with the Eternity Springs series. Feisty Branch Callahan has given up on Christmas and has no joy or faith, but his sons and their families are determined to keep a tradition going despite the anger they know it will cause. When the unbelievable happens, faith and joy may be lost for all. With an unexpected blessing, and a few prayers for a Christmas miracle, the Callahan family pulls together to weather a storm that brings this story full circle.
gromine49 More than 1 year ago
I really, really enjoyed this book. It is a novella and it wraps up the Callahan stories and ties to the next series called Angel's Rest. They are all gathered around the family farm, putting up Christmas decorations and hoping that a missing family member will finally come home. It was a quick read and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Now I have to go back read Angel's Rest again! 
Trouble052622 More than 1 year ago
The Callahan Carol was a wonderful book it shows all the family pitching in together to decorate for the town and there family. There father Branch has a fit he has given up on hope of ever seeing his son John alive. When the family looses hope that Branch will servive someone comes to help take care of Branch. The mircles in that family and the love they all share for each other brings the holiday spirit back to life. I was so thrilled to read the next chapter in there lives. Emily March did it again and hooked me right into the story loved reading it
lsmSeattle More than 1 year ago
A Callahan Carol was a great read. It ties up loose ends and brings the reader up to date on the happenings of the Callahan family of Brazos Bend, Texas. This novella ushers the reader into my personal favorite,the  "Eternity Springs" series by the author Emily March.  I really enjoyed reading A Callahan Carol.
emilyk52281 More than 1 year ago
'A Callahan Carol' by Emily March is a wonderful novella. This story connects the Brazos Bend series to the Eternity Springs series. I loved this story. I'm looking forward to reading what happens next with all the characters I love from both of these amazing series' by a wonderful author. Highly recommend all of Emily March's work to anyone that loves a great romance.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
53 pages not worth the 1.99 
KristenLaJ More than 1 year ago
Great Christmas story. I have read all of the Eternity Springs series and read the Brazos Bend books as they were reissued. This was a great wrap-up of the story of the Callahan brothers (I love getting to revisit characters a few years down the road and learn about their children and what they've been up to). I wish it had given us a few more details at the end - I guess I'll have to reread the first Eternity Springs book now that I know this back story. Definitely a good read! 
Virginialloyd More than 1 year ago
A Callahan Carol A Brazos Bend novella By Emily March Emotions grow stronger, especially at Christmas. Something about the holidays bring sadness - especially when Hope is no longer present. Thus was the situation with Branch CALLAHAN, the patriarch to family of men, their wives and children. He had lost hope of ever seeing his youngest son, John. Will the stubbornness of his children and grandchildren allow him to waller in his despair, or will love prevail? Read A CALLAHAN Carol by Emily March for a story of lost hope and maybe Christmas Joy!
JuliaAD More than 1 year ago
A perfect Christmas story.  My only problem with this book is that it was too short.  I wanted more.    As someone who has read both series,  it is a great bridge.